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FSCT 9010 - Methods of Fraud and Financial Crime Investigation

Forensic Investigation Part-time Studies Course

School of Computing and Academic Studies

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Course Details

With the foundational knowledge of fraud and financial crime investigation from the first course (FSCT 9000), in this course students are exposed to forensic accounting, data mining and process mapping tools and techniques. These forensic methods begin to show students how to detect and report financial information related to an investigation. Students will also use them to discover and report on the risk exposure of the fraud and financial crime being investigated. The case studies presented in the first course will be reviewed and advanced using these new methods learned in this course. This will continue to demonstrate how fraud and financial crime investigations progress from initial incident to resolution. The evidence obtained from forensic tools and techniques learned during this course are then added into the student’s investigation report initiated during the first course. Students are then required to review the current state of their investigation case studies to determine if they have sufficient factual basis to proceed or if further review of their initial case theory is required.


FSCT 9000 and Admission to the Graduate Certificate in Forensic Investigation of Fraud and Financial Crime





Fall 2020

Below is one offering of this course for the Fall 2020 term.

CRN 45773

Mon Nov 02 - Sat Dec 19 7 Weeks

Class Meeting Times

Dates Days Times Locations
Nov 02 - Dec 19 Online


Steve Wilson

Course Outline

TBD – see Learning Outcomes in the interim




  1. Internet delivery format.
  2. Departmental approval needed
  3. This ONLINE course is for students accepted into the Fraud & Financial Crime Graduate Certificate Program - Distance Learning ONLY. For department approval, please contact the Program Assistants @
  4. Important course information will be sent to you prior to your course start date. Check your myBCIT email account to access this information.

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:

  • Develop the proper investigative approach incorporating forensic accounting, data mining and process mapping tools.
  • Justify the use of current investigative tools and techniques for a given scenario.
  • Initiate a forensic examination using selected, investigative tools and techniques for a given scenario
  • Assess and report upon the risk exposure stemming from a fraud investigation.
  • Analyze the results stemming from a forensic examination.
  • Determine an appropriate investigation process based on forensic data examination and case theory.
  • Propose strategies to stop the movement of funds by developing a transaction flow chart.

Effective as of Winter 2018

Related Programs

FSCT 9010 is offered as a part of the following programs:

School of Computing and Academic Studies

  1. Forensic Investigation of Fraud and Financial Crime
    Part-time/Distance & Online Learning   Graduate Certificate


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